Monday, March 14, 2011

Tyger Tyger Book Review

Title: Tyger Tyger
Author: Kersten Hamilton
Pages: 322
Date Published: November 15, 2010
Genre: Fantasy

Teagan Wylltson's best friend, Abby, dreams that horrifying creatures--goblins, shape-shifters, and beings of unearthly beauty but terrible cruelty--are hunting Teagan. Abby is always coming up with crazy stuff, so Teagan isn't worried. Her life isn't in danger. In fact, it's perfect. She's on track for a college scholarship. She has a great job. She's focused on school, work, and her future. No boys, no heartaches, no problems.
Until Finn Mac Cumhaill arrives. Finn's a bit on the unearthly beautiful side himself. He has a killer accent and a knee-weakening smile. And either he's crazy or he's been haunting Abby's dreams, because he's talking about goblins, too . . . and about being The Mac Cumhaill, born to fight all goblin-kind. Finn knows a thing or two about fighting. Which is a very good thing because, this time, Abby's right. The goblins are coming. (from goodreads)

My Review:

I enjoyed this book very much. It had everything you could ask for in a book. Action, adventure, mystery, magic and even romance! I felt like I could really connect with and relate to the main character, Teagan. Although of course I don’t have magic trolls coming after me in the middle of the night, I could sympathise with her in her troubles with boys, work and school.

I would recommend this book to anyone Jr. High aged and above because of the only thing I didn’t like which was that this book swore. Not extensively, but it had its share of curse words. Other than that, I would recommend this book to any reader looking for a story of adventure - someone ready to travel to another world. Also, sometimes even I would get a little creeped out by this book and I wouldn’t want my elementary aged little sister to read it. If it scared me a little bit then I don’t think that anyone younger than Jr. High should be reading this. Other than that, I absolutely adored this book and I can’t wait for the next book in the series to come out because I can’t wait to find out what happens next!


4.5 out of 5


  1. Once again another book that i will add to my list. My favorite kind of books is fantasy and magical books and how they try to relate it to real life and it seemed like to me this is what this book did so i will have to read it to find out if this is one of those books that i absolutely love.

  2. I really enjoy books that have a normal person torn from their world and brought into another full of mystical creatures. This book seems action packed and exciting.